Adopt and develop one village each: Guv tells universities

Adopt and develop one village each: Guv tells universities

Saturday, 11 January 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

The Governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya has asked the universities of the state to adopt and develop one village. She was addressing a meeting of Vice Chancellors (VC) of the universities at Raj Bhawan. In the meeting, the governor directed that all the 11 state universities should develop one village...

HC seeks reply from UEPPCB in four weeks

Saturday, 11 January 2020 | PNS | Nainital

Hearing on a public interest litigation regarding pollution being generated by factories in the state, the high court of Uttarakhand has directed the Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) to submit its reply within four weeks. The high court division bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice Alok...

New system adopted by Edu Dept for retiring teachers

Friday, 10 January 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

The education department has decided to give the benefit of extension of service till end of academic year to all the retiring teachers. The arrangement would help the department in overcoming the problem of shortage of teachers in the schools. The new process would be beneficial for the students as...

Grey water treatment workshop concludes

Friday, 10 January 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

A daylong workshop on opportunities and challenges in grey water treatment technology concluded at the UPES. The Uttarakhand State council for Science and Technology (UCOST) director general Rajendra Dobhal presided over the workshop sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology. Addressing the gathering, Dobhal spoke on the current water availability...

HC orders stay on sale of UTC land in Doon

Friday, 10 January 2020 | PNS | Nainital

The High Court of Uttarakhand has ordered a stay on the sale of Uttarakhand Transport Corporation’s property in Dehradun to the Urban Development department. The court has ordered that the status quo be maintained.  The double bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganath and justice Alok Kumar Verma issued this order after...

Candid Notes

Friday, 10 January 2020 | Gajendra Singh Negi

Plain speak When it comes to forthrightness, there are very few politicians in the Himalayan state who can match Harak Singh Rawat. Though due to his candidness the mercurial minister has landed in many controversies during his chequered political career spanning three decades, to his credit he has kept the quality...

Clear sky & dry weather to bring some relief today

Friday, 10 January 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

After a day of considerable snowfall in various mountainous regions of the state on Thursday, the state meteorological centre has forecast mainly clear sky and dry weather in the State on Friday. However, moderate to dense fog is likely to occur in plains during late night/early morning hours especially in Haridwar...

100 plus roads blocked due to snowfall in mountains

Friday, 10 January 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

The considerable snowfall experienced in the mountainous regions has blocked about 122 roads in various districts of the state. Electricity supply has also been disrupted in some mountain villages and towns. The authorities are undertaking efforts to clear the roads and restore the power supply. According to informationa provided by...

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